Lockdown Exercise

No walking today, gardening instead. Planted some beans and sweet corn alongside our solitary tomato plant.

We also planted our latest plant, a Daphne for Daphne!

Sadly, the poppies are starting to die off

This is how they looked when they first bloomed

Lockdown Exercise

How the weather can change in a week. Last Monday, as I walked to Merthyr Mawr, the sun was high in the sky and it was very warm. Wednesday’s walk was in the rain and slightly cooler. On Friday, it was neither wet or cold, perfect weather for a walk but as you will see below, there were plenty of clouds over Ogmore Castle.

Lockdown Exercise

Lovely walk first thing this morning. At three miles I thought about climbing the ‘Big Dipper’ sand dune at Merthyr Mawr – decided it was a dune too far!

At four miles, Ogmore Castle in the sunshine

The Peacock was feeling brave as he came to say hello

A great start to the day!

Lockdown Exercise

On Wednesday, 27.5.2020 I completed my longest morning walk, during lockdown. At 6.58 miles my route took me down Gypsy Lane and on towards Merthyr Mawr. As I continued towards the Stepping Stones, the Castle looked good with the early morning blue sky.

The Horses we’re enjoying their morning water at the stepping stones.

The Peacock, as always, was guarding his keepers back lawn.

Today, Thursday 28.5.2020, I decided it was time to retrieve the bike from the garage. A 6.1 miles cycle to the stepping stones and a short detour to the sand dues too. I noticed there were quite a few cars parked along side the narrow road leading to Merthyr Mawr, more than during previous times over the last few weeks. Is lockdown coming to an end? Hopefully not before WAG say it is!!